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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
sides digging in. the colonel and the rebels. what if anything should the u.s. do now? >>> the latest singer to give back the gadhafi money. >>> the cold case cracked, the man who targeted women for more than a decade and the one simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the discovery at the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. snapping utility poles. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage windler leads us off. >> reporter: three suspected tornados touched down within 15 minutes of each other in south
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Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million women in the u.s. get up and either head to work or look for work. they're a group of women who are better educated than ever before. but they still make less than their male counterparts, on average, only 80% of what a man makes. this woman graduated with a masters from columbia and went to work for a magazine in new york city. her male counterpart with the same job and only a bachelor's degree was paid $3,000 a year more. >> i felt de-valued. i felt like i didn't count. i felt inferior to my colleague. >> reporter: sometimes it's discrimination, but there are other factors, as well, behind back inequity. >> one reason is they're not going into the kinds of fields that are high income producing. so the president has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and technology and engineering math. >> reporter: w
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Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, "on your side." >> thank you for joining us today. we begin once again on storm watch. the region woke up to another cool and wet day, and now more rain showers are moving in. it is the nationals opening day. >> not very good baseball winter, but that is spring ball. i remember when it snowed during the opening day a few years ago. it is it damp out there. let's start out with a live look from our camera on the roof. right now, cloud cover overhead. look down to kentucky and tennessee. we are seeing a development of upper level energy that is going to bring us a few spotty showers, nothing to widespread. i think we will get the ball game in. it will be a cool game. a few spotty showers developing. we will talk about the improvements because yes, we will have some improvement. that is the latest. >>> southern states are reeling from severe storms. an apparent tornado flattened buildings and tore off roofs. coming up, how residents are dealing with a damaged left behind. >>> the u.s. formally handed over command of military operations in libya but today there are reports that cia operati
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. the family was in court but not talking to the victims' families or to us. one man repeatedly tried to block our camera. prosecutors say after the crash he left the scene. >> he picked up my brother's arm, dropped it, got in the car and drove away. people who strike gears are more compassionate than that. >> members of the fbi were a special pen who -- in honor. the man was driving on an unrestricted license and the laws need to change. >> they need to stop treating criminals like they are victims. >> he will be sentenced on may 18th. he could get anywhere from three months to eight years. they could give more or less time. >>> a d.c. school principal is under investigation after a student accused him of attacking her. the alleged incident happened this morning in southeast. family members say the students as the principal pulled the student's hair and hit her. officials say the principle was involved in a physical altercation trade no charges were filed in both parties are being investigated. >> sources from the health department say the agency as close to announcing rules on t
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Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
up in the u.s. milk supply. exactly how much? is it completely safe? we take you inside the laboratory to see for yourself. >>> tornado fury. violent twisters tossing everything in their path, even striking the space center in florida. >>> mega-wow. seven overjoyed coworkers claim that $319 million prize. and we find one of the colleagues who opted out of the ticket that day. what did he say to us? >>> and, coming home. the marine who watched the birth of his first child from the battlefield with us finally gets to hold her tiny hand, right here, tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with america's milk, and that radiation from japan. all day, we have heard the reassurances that the radiation now being found in some of the u.s. milk supply is minimal and poses no risk. so, we spent this day answering some serious questions. since the radiation in some form has been found in 20 states, exactly how much has been linked to the milk and how the are experts sure that it is safe? abc's abbie boudru is at a lab in california tonight. abbie? >> reporter: diane, with radiation stil
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Mar 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
for 500 years, this man told us -- he's worried. yes, he told us, we are very much concerned about it. and we hope things will settle down as soon as possible. the government wants more and better information from the power company. in fact, a special adviser to the prime minister of japan was appointed today to try to make that happen. it seems even the government here is having a hard time getting to the truth of exactly what's going on with those reactors. dan? >> incredible amount of confusion, still this morning. neal karlinsky reporting from japan. we appreciate it. >>> for more on what this means and how serious it is for people in japan, let's bring in physicist michio kaku in berkeley this morning. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> no problem. >> when we hear about the apology, the rather extraordinary apology from power officials, what is your take on that? >> i think that, if i had the ear of the prime minister, instead of accepting the apology, i would simply remove the utility entirely from leadership of this crisis. and instead, bring in a top team of the world
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Mar 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. first, steve rudin. we have cherry blossoms and it still feels like winter. >> a week ago today it was near 80 degrees. nothing like that on the way any time soon. it is a cold start to this friday morning. 30 degrees at dulles, 25 in frederick, 27 in hagerstown. it feels more like a late winter outside. skies are mainly clear right now. we will abundant sunshine for the morning. the clouds will start to increase in the late afternoon. here is the forecast. high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40's to about 50 degrees. mostly cloudy skies by 11:00 tonight with temperatures around 40. snowfall in the forecast for the weekend. first, let's hear what lisa baden has to say. >>> not talking about much. i have been checking with fairfax police and friends in montgomery county and its good and prince george county nothing in the district. metro rail anticipating normal service. giving you the green light between richmond and baltimore. there's more to come, but now to a news. >>> breaking news.
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Mar 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. gets ready to hand off the mission in libya, after president obama makes his case to the nation, that military intervention was necessary. >>> from california, a sliding hillside puts homes in danger. families told to get out before their houses tumbled down. >>> and the drastic measures taken by one teen who wanted a new car. wait until you hear what she did to get it. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. president obama takes his case for military action against libya on the road today. it will be part of a major speech that mr. obama gives later today. >> right here in new york. >> and last night, the president spoke to the nation to defend his choices and also to announce that nato will take over the lead role tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with all the details. good morning, emily. >> reporter: peggy and rob, good morning to you. before president obama used the word libya last night, he said the words international effort. and he said the world had had a responsibility to a
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Mar 30, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >> with us now here in our washington studios is chuck advance, a veteran of 14 years with the secret service who was assigned to the detail that guarded president ford and who is now a partner in a private company specializing in a personal security issue. chuck, i know you wanted me to make the point that you are not here as a spokesman for the secret service but it is, obviously clear that spokesmen for the secret service don't appear on fwigs and you are a man who has spent many years with the service. we would like to take a look with you of that same piece of videotape that we saw just a moment ago. this time we're going to look at it in slow motion. i would appreciate, chuck, if you would give us the benefit of explaining to us what went right and what went wrong. in fact, some thing were done right but there must have been some things that went terribly wrong. let's take a look at the videotape and would you comment. >> i think you're looking at it from just about the viewpoint of the assailant. you're watching from his direction. the president came out. he's waving to the crowd, as h
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
. >> the president is injecting us into a civil war that will cost billns odollars. >> t the first anniversary of the health-care law. >> that looks worsehan it then and it is sayingomething. >> i may b 5'2" and wearing yellow suit but i am one tough lady. >> the people take back our gornme. >> what is going on at reagan national airport? the towower is apparently not manned. captioneby t nation captioningng institute --wwwww.ncicicap.orgrg-- >> they are not exactly 10 pen pals, but house speaker john boeer this week wrote a letter to president obama. he has questions he said, about the american role in libya, our strategy there, the cost, gaddafi, whether he stays in the. all these concerns point to a fundamental question -- what is our benchmark for success in libya? how do you think the president woululd ask t >> -- answer that evan? >> i wish he would telll us. he doesn't have an answer. basically, our policies to get rid d of gaddafi because if we don't, he could a attack the united states. this is a scary crazyzy guy. i worry about domestitic terrorism if we don't get rid of him. obama
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Mar 29, 2011 11:35pm EDT
records show more than 50 safety violations at u.s. nuclear plants from 2007 through 2011. and now there's a move on capitol hill to block lie senses for new plants. here's pie area thomas with our report. >> reporter: this is the dressen nuclear power plant in illinois. located within 50 miles of the 9 million people who live in and around chicago. but less than two years ago, the nuclear regulatory commission cited them for allowing unlicensed operators to work with control rods. they allowed three to be moved out of the reactor core when they should not have been. worse, the workers initially ignored alarms. that wasn't the only problem at dreaden. four years ago in 2007, nuclear material literally went missing from the plant. federal regulators fined the company, saying it failed to keep complete records of all special nuclear material. >> history tells us that utilities, some utilities, cut corners, and then when the day of reckoning arrives, they won't be ready to respond in the same way that the utility executives in japan were not ready to respond. >> reporter: today, officials f
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Mar 31, 2011 2:35am EDT
told us, we had it all wrong. politics plays no role in who gets the billions of dollars in coveted loans for green energy company start-ups. it's all about merit. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> following the money. >>> in other news now, at least one person is dead after an apparent gang shooting. gunfire broke out as a group of men watched their girlfriends play a powder puff football game in houston. it was not a school-sanctioned activity. the shooting took place in late afternoon after classes were out. >>> we have adramatic rescue to show you from malibu, california. the l.a. county sheriff's shafb's department brought out the chopper after a woman fell 30 feet down in the canyon. they pulled her out, flew her to a drama center. pretty incredible video as you watch her being rescued. >> wow. >>> florida is bracing for another wet and wild day after a line of storms whipped up winds as high as 85 miles an hour there. on top of that, one tornado was reported yesterday as torrential downpours and powerful winds tore through the central part of the state, toppling trees and po
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Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
has been given for secret operations on the ground. >> it appears at least publicly that the u.s. is stepping back a bit in its role regarding libya because nato forces officially took over today. but behind the scenes, the u.s. may be digging in even deeper. another day of difficult battles in libya meant challenging ones here in washington as well. top military officials were grilled by lawmakers, mad they were not asked to sign off on a libyan plan and worried about an escalation. >> there will be no good some ground. >> but they would not deny reports the cia has people there now and could not say if the u.s. plans to provide the rebels with weapons and training. >> discuss our plans if any regarding harming the rebels. they seem to be getting their butts whipped. >> we are looking at options from not doing it to doing it. >> the white house was also vague on the mission that has cost u.s. taxpayers more than half a billion dollars. >> we do not have a crystal balls and cannot predict when it will end. >> as for the prospects of ousting muammar gaddafi there are si
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> it gave us a lot of concern. a special aba we thought it might be unsafe. >> -- especially when we thought it would be unsafe. >> i noticed there was some white stuff. we need to do something. >> the bomb squad is still in the house right now. they have not determined what is in the box. they are also not ready to move a yet. they are taking this very slowly. if anything develops, we will let you know what is going on. back to our top story. the supreme court allowing coralline hateful protests at military funerals. >> good afternoon. we are disappointed in today's the ruling. italy's military families without meaningful legal recourse when they're targeted for abuse by the westboro baptist church. we fought the good fight. those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. despite the end result, i am proud of our legal team. these people from kansas have savaged -- this gentleman from pennsylvania is the only one u.s. had the courage to stand up and fight this thing the court system while his heart was breaking. amidst all this legal wrangling that we are discussing today, i
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Mar 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
away. >> this incident has given us cause to look at this and we will review this situation and make a decision. >> some travelers wonder if it is from grueling schedules and fatigue. >> i wonder who puts one person and a tower control slaby -- slaby. >> they point to deadly consequences. this 2006, air crash in lexington, ky directedhad an overwhelmed traffic controller who made a mistake. >> one person would coordinate the emergency equipment. >> after they landed, the pilots told them all that he knew there were not in airplanes down below but was not sure about anything else. the flight safety foundation of alexandria is against the decision today to add an extra overnight controller, saying that the extra $6 million salary is not worth it. >> thank you. >>> we are following breaking news from the district. emergency workers have been on the scene on the 1200 block of every street in northeast washington for hours to pull in and from a trench. -- to pull a man from a trench. >> it has been a cold and harsh evening. in an instant, a construction worker found and saberi alive. res
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Mar 29, 2011 2:35am EDT
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Mar 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
the radiation and right up to the gates of the leaking nuclear plant and he asked to us check him with our geiger counter. >> under the hood. did you have the hood up? >> yes. as you approach the actual power plant itself you begin to feel more and more there. >> reporter: did anyone try to stop you? >> they were making the symbol like this which is -- >> reporter: an incredibly brave journa journey, though. not the smartest one. they believe at least a partial meltdown is going on, and some of the rods have begun to melt. >> we're going to bring in physicist michio kaku. when you hear about what is being reported, the multiple meltdown. what does it mean for radiation levels in japan and the people there? >> i think we're going to see more uncontrolled releases of radiation. at unit two, radiation are 100 times above normal level. workers had to be evacuated. you will get a lethal dose in just a few hours. what it means, water is in contact with melted fuel. melted fuel releases iodine in large quantities and that's what we find in units two and three. i think the facility has been low-ba
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Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
, surviving the first round of tv's hottest show. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. there has been a major setback for anti-government forces in libya. rebels are now running from the towns of brega and ras la nuf, after being hammered by gadhafi's forces. >> and there's debate in washington, whether the u.s. should help the rebels by providing them with weapons. emily schmidt has the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. president obama says he is looking at all options to support the rebels. but when members of the international diplomatic community met in london and had a chance to talk about it, one member said the talk of arming rebels didn't come up. with nato set to take command of military operation, president obama says moammar gadhafi is feeling the pressure. >> the circle around gadhafi understands that the noose is tightening. their days are probably numbered. >> reporter: diplomats from more than three dozen countries met in london yesterday, to discuss libya in a potential post-gadhafi era. >> we must help people plan for their
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
with another plane. a u.s. airways plane, pierced by a bullet? the inside stories of two very near misses. >>> and what is seaworld thinking? a year after killing his trainer, the largest orca in captivity will perform again this morning. >>> prince harry plunges into polar waters with our bob woodruff. speaking out about his brother's wedding plans. and preparing for his role as best man. >>> baby doll brawl. the doll that has parents in an uproar because it's teaching girls to breast-feed. is this too much too soon? >>> good morning, everyone. and, boy, facebook is lighting up with that controversy. >> uh-huh. you said you wouldn't mind. >> i don't think i would. we're going to get into that. >>> the latest it of japan. it's been three weeks since that earthquake. and the nuclear reactor is still not under control. they're trying everything to get it under control. the u.s. has sent over robots now. officials trying to contain all that radiation, also with a method that's never been used before. but we do have rare good news this morning from one of the top american experts sent over to
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
million in support for education. that is why customers told us they do not mind the extra cost. >> i think that is a plus for the schools. it is worth it to me. >> you have to get money wherever you can come in since i do not drink anymore, go for it. >> behind the counter they fear what that will mean. >> i think that will take away our business. >> certainly there will be an intense lobbying effort. supporters of this measure say it is not just about dollars and cents. they say it is fine with them if people buy and abuse alcohol and the state of maryland just a little less. >> our by hours of threats and response. the radiation the years in japan is changing. radiation in seawater is more than 3000 times the legal limit. today we have learned the plant president is being treated at a hospital. the very latest on his condition in new developments coming up at 6:00. and >>> it was 30 years ago this day that president ronald reagan was shot. president reagan and the white house press secretary and two others were injured. spher>> 30 years later he is still here. i want
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Mar 1, 2011 2:35am EST
to him are all aware of it, he's lying. >> reporter: as for gadhafi's claim no force has been used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put in
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Mar 24, 2011 2:35am EDT
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
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Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm EDT
is just two days away but winter is not for with us just yet. more frigid rain is moving in and some of the area could see snow. adam caskey is tracking this live in the weather center. >>> and unsettled weather pattern is taking shape in bringing cool temperatures and some areas of light precipitation that will continue to develop this afternoon and evening. it is just like scattered showers and a few wet snowflakes could make san by the evening hours. the clouds had moved in and a few rain showers have moved in especially down near stafford. it is just clipping southern prince william county at this time. the bulk of the moisture is well to the south over the tidewater region and to the northwest. we will have a few more developing showers later on with temperatures dropping by the evening hours into the lower 40's. we'll talk more about the forecast straight ahead. >>> we are following breaking news out of the montgomery county where crews are now working to repair a gas leak. newschopper7 was over the scene at the cost: russell ave in gaithersburg. the montgomery thought -- the m
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Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
of the closest foreign ministers has defected. musa kusa is in london and has resigned. >> emily schmidt joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. libyan rebels have lost key ground this week but they may have gained secret help from the u.s. libyan rebels are outnumbered and outzbgunned by moammar gadhafi's force. and now more rebel forces may come from outside. >> broader question of assistance to the opposition is one that we're looking at very closely. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, president obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to stop rebels. the president could make a decision to do so in the future. that would put more focus on those fighting gadhafi. >> you can who are those guys, you're going to think about whether or not you really want to arm them. because our history of arming groups we don't know hasn't been a terribly good one. >> we don't know as much as we would like to know and as much as we expect we will know. >> reporter: there are reports the cia already sent in small groups of operatives to libya and internati
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Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
and the ground this week but they may have picked up something important, new secrets help from the u.s. sources tell abc news president obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to help the rebels. this finding does not direct arms to be provided to them right now although the president could do so in the future. that would put new focus on who the rebels are. secretary clinton said this week we simply don't know as much about them as we would like to know. there are reports the cia has already sent in a small group of operatives to libya. rebels are still turning around in retreat. gaddafi's forces have nearly reversed recent rebel games. this afternoon there will be congressional hearings on capitol hill about the u.s. involvement. yesterday there will closed-door briefings to members of congress. they say that officials told them that there's no decision on whether to arm the rebels yet. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a man who lived in fairfax county the last 20 years is now one of the men coordinating the anti-government uprising in libya. khalifa haftr w
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Mar 25, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >> investigators say a core breach in one of the reactors has occurred. akiko fujita brings us the latest live from tokyo. good morning. what is the lateest? >> reporter: good morning to you, rob. we are hearing the reactor vessel of reactor number three may have been breached. those developments coming to us from a press conference with japan's nuclear industrial safety agency. this is clearly troubling news because this raises the possibility that radiation from the reactor which combines uranium and plutonium, could be released. this all comes on a day when work resumed at fukushima daiichi plant just 24 hours after three workers suffered from radiation burns while attempting to replace a cable at one of the reactors. two remain in the hospital. the injuries halt halted work at the plant yesterday but crews are back out at the plant, trying to cool the reactors. the death toll continues to rise from the quake and tsunami. we learned today from the japanese national police agency that more than 10,000 are now confirmed dead. more than 17,000 still missing. it has been two weeks since the quake hi
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
for gadhafi, to get him into exile. well get into that with the u.s. bourd to the united nations, susan rice. >>> first, we go to jake tapper at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. the president said a confluence of events compelled the u.s. to act to stop a massacre. a moral and a strategic case to act. and broad support for reaction throughout the world. but, george, that did not stop the president's critics. the president said they were a special set of circumstances. >> the united states has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre and establish a no-fly zone. >> reporter: also clearly informing his decision were lessons from two previous presidents. why would the u.s. not militarily seek regime change in libya? >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> reporter: but also the responsibility to prevent a massacre, as did not happen in the former yugoslavia during bill clinton's tenure in 1995. >> as president, i refuse to wait for images of
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00am EST
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Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
in the grey administration in return for helping the mayor's campaign. richard, tell us about this. >> as you said, just a short time ago the mayor wrapped up a news conference and call these allegations reprehensible and shocking. he said that yes, there had been some missteps, but denied any wrongdoing with his administration. picking up the washington post sunday, readers found themselves confronted by a dramatic headline. >> this is democracy. we don't do that. >> she is talking about this article in which mayor vincent gray starkly denies promising a city job. brown says not so. >> i was promised a job in exchange for continuing to put the heat on. >> brown says he received thousands of dollars to help with his own election and was told he would get the job if gray won the mayor's seat. gray denies the allegations. he says he never authorized cash payments, only that he promised an interview. >> i went on to indicate that should win, there would be different consideration. >> brown was later hard for a $107 job. he says he has text messages to prove that he and gray had a deal. >> if you
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Mar 8, 2011 7:00am EST
with some of the most expensive gas in all of the land. he's in orlando for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the price for a gallon of regular here, $5.39. and this is going to get worse as the summer approaches. analysts we spoke to said we could see prices this high across the country. now, even the airlines are starting to take it out on us. southwest airlines, raising its prices by $10. the latest casualty, as gas prices soar, the airline industry. united/continental airline, the largest airline in the world, is announcing scrapping its plans to grow the company in 2011, because of fuel price. that, after raising ticket prices last week by $20. the national average for gas has zoomed past $3.50 a gallon. >> it's frustrating. >> reporter: the nation's cheapest gas, mth, $3.19. california has the most expensive fuel, $3.90. but the priciest gas, here in orlando, florida. some of the most expensive gas station in the united states. pulling up. see how much it costs to fill. less than three-quarters of a tank. turns out, a lot. 13 gallons, $70. others
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Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm EST
at the libyan embassy, a flag was raised. that flag was used before moammar khaddafi took power in 1969. this was a symbolic gesture to defy him. in libya, violence has escalated between rebels and pro-gaddafi forces. gaddafi is it denying the uprising. in an interview with christiane amanpour, the flamboyant leader made shocking statements. he says his people are not against him. in fact, he claims the exact opposite. >> no one is against me. they love me. , all. they will die to protect me and my people. >> under mounting pressure to leave libya, gaddafi laughed at the idea. [laughter] >> who would leave his homeland? why would i leave my homeland? why would i leave libya? >> international leaders say they are stepping up efforts to pressure him to step down. $30 billion in assets have been frozen and military forces are moving in and continued plants continue to arm rebels. susan rice called the leader delusional. >> the international community have joined the people of libya in expressing their outrage at the killing and the slaughtering and the crazy behavior we have seen out of co
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
complex. her bank accounts and credit cards have not been used since the end of january. >> we would like to help the family and hope that there is something beyond suspicion of foul play. >> investigators say there are no obvious signs of foul play in this case they are hoping that the publicity will help get some leads for her family and for investigators who are looking for tonight. >>> marion barry got the boot tonight'. today, his car was botted. what did he have to say about this latest snafu? >> we are outside varian barry's house. behind me is his jaguar. during the night, he got a visit from the boat people. -- boot people. his jaguar was sitting back at his house. >> i was not a where. -- aware. >> a check of city records show that he is car had nine tickets totaling $700 before locations all over the d.c. >> how did you get to work this morning? >> talking to some of his neighbors, we found many surprised the you could get at least nine tickets. >> 20 minutes later, they towed it. >> the director of public works agreed. >> we saw his car with a boat on it. -- boot on it. >> the
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Mar 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
this morning, telling us it was too dangerous to stay. we're terrified. we wanted to get out because of the kids she said. the bombs and the shelling were everywhere. and there's little help from above. fewer signs of the air strike that paved the rebels' advance. but with these gains for gadhafi comes a major setback. last night, one of his closest allies made his own full retreat. libyan foreign minister musa kusa fled to london. gadhafi's only daughter issa, her blond hair earning her the nickname, the claudia schiffer of africa. once rarely seen on the media, she's taken to tv and the streets, echoing her father's message, we will not back down. in the face of that, the opposition is wondering where are the air strikes. nato's mission is to protect civilians so why aren't they doing that? a scared and frustrated mood in benghazi this morning, george. >> okay. let's go to jake tapper. jake, what we learned yesterday, the president assigned a secret directive off of assisting the rebels and the cia is providing some kind of assistance. what more do we know about what the president
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Mar 3, 2011 2:35am EST
not made of everything in america. >> which was basically everything in the house. sharyn alfonsi shows us how hard it was to find new stuff for the house made in america. this morning what their brand new made in america home looks like. >> reporter: by now you know this family who might be asking themselves, why did we do this? >> hello. >> reporter: allowing with the world news" to check everything in their home. made in india. thailand. >> bangladesh. >> reporter: where is your couch made from? china. take out anything that wasn't made in america. they came home to an empty house. >> all of our appliances are gone. and microwave, no oven, no stove, no refrigerator. john, what you making for didn'ter? >> pb&j, american classic. >> reporter: living with the consequences at bedtime. even the dog. then came the real challenge, replacing everything we took out with products made right here in america. >> hi. i'm trying to find out -- >> reporter: remember how long it took them to find that american coffee maker? that's what i wanted to know. >> they seem stumped. >> one hour. we kept going.
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Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
's not clear what caused the fire. >>> one of two u.s. airman killed outside an airport in frankfurt was from greene county in central virginia. people there this morning are in mourning. 21-year-old zachary cuddeback was in a bus with 14 other enforcement when a gunman opened fire. he graduated from william monroe high school and he played football and ice hockey. >> he was the kind of kid always pleasant and respectful. >> very spirited, polite. >> if these local i probably know his mom and dad. >> the alleged gunman is an ethnic albanian. uka is believed to be a recently radicalized muslim. german authorities said that he confessed to targeting u.s. military members. if they believe he acted alone. >>> president obama called for an end to moammar gaddafi's rein in libya. this comes amid a wave of arrests, killings, and experiences in the country's capital. >> his opponents are trying to organize new protests. emily schmidt has the latest. >> there are reports of new libyan government airstrikes. rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now the rebels are getting pretty rein
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Mar 1, 2011 4:00am EST
, saying his people loves him. as the u.s. ponders military action. >>> rising waters affecting an entire state. it's expected to get worse today. >>> and inside charlie's world. the drugs and the women. long-time advisers quit. but now, an olive branch from cbs. >>> good morning. moammar gadhafi shows no signs of stepping down, despite mounting international pressure and also defeats at home. >> the flamboyant libyan leader sat down for an exclusive interview with our christiane amanpour. he claimed there were demonstrators or protesters in libya. and he was loved by all. >> emily schmidt joins us from washington now, with more on gadhafi and more reaction from the white house. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning, peggy and rob. for two weeks now, protesters have been taking control of city after city. but it turns out his view of what's happening is about as different as it can get. despite anti-government protesters closing in around moammar gadhafi's capital city, the libyan leader insisted to abc's christiane amanpour, that there are no protesters in his country at all. >>
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Mar 28, 2011 3:00am EDT
's agenda today and he will address the nation tonight to define u.s. priorities in confronting the gadhafi regime. >> also japan's nuclear crisis got even shakier this morning when the country was hit by yet another serious quake. also new reports of damaged fuel rods at the fukushima nuclear plant. we'll have the latest. >> and we'll lighten the mood later this half hour. march madness is not really madness to one talented teen out there. i'll introduce to you a guy who keeps tabs on college basketball like nobody else. you won't believe how much he's done at such a young age. >> you're in first place with the competition. >> not bragging yet. >>> first let's get down to the headlines. there are reports rebels have taken moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. >> that would be a big victory for the reb. s. they were aided by international air strikes overnight. >> continued u.s. involvement in the operation may be a tough sell. so the administration is now taking its case directly to the people today. abc's david kerley reports. >> do you think libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00am EST
" joins us live from tripoli. good morning, christiane. >> reporter: good morning, robin. and the failure of a so-called elite brigade of gadhafi forces to dislodge the opponents in that town, begs the question of what these forces are capable of. and whether gadhafi will send his forces against other parts of the country. we sat down with him. and he simply refuses to accept that there is an uprising against him. for days, the world has been watching an uprising by the libyan people. but the famously flamboyant libyan leader, colonel moammar gadhafi, insists that it's simply not happening. >> they love me. all my people, with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but if they do love you -- >> they would die to protect me. my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi? why do they say they're against you? >> it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's not my people. >> reporter: but those answers provoked a strong reaction in benghazi, the country's second-largest city, where gadhafi has already lost control. >> he's crazy. >> he's lying and
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Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
erratic off-screen behavior, his partying and admitted drug use. >> i was banging seven-gram rockings and finishing them because that's how i roll. >> on cnn he said he felt betrayed against his bosses on cbs and plans on taking legal action against them. it was hard to find someone on the d.c. area streets who had not heard of charlie sheen and his troubles and his recent unedited rants. >> as long as he didn't insult anyone, hurt anyone, do anything wrong to anyone else,s had a every right to be a party animal. >> i think it's a rap for him. i don't -- no, i don't think he's worth it. >> i wish people would shift that focus on to themselves and their own family and own friends and just maybe spend a little more time on their home front and not some distant planet that is me. >> and today sheen's long-time champion and publicist quit, saying he could no longer effectively defend him. leon? >> thanks, horace. folks, you can watch charlie sheen's entire view view -- interview in a "20/20" special airing at 10:00, followed within abc 7 news at 11:00. >>> for us here we remain on storm w
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
want to know he was a good man. >> he wanted to do everything for us. >> he was working extra to try to make money to make sure that the 1-year-old son would have everything they needed. the dominance say they will remain closed indefinitely for the safety of the employees who still work here. brad bell, abc7 news. >>> currents in the montgomery county are outraged after a bus driver was arrested on child pornography charges. after a yearlong investigation charles acker was arrested in february. we are outside the middle school with the story. julie? >> this is one of four schools for which charles acker drove a bus. we spoke to one mother who said the the child rode his boss. he told funny stories and gave them can. police arrested charles acker for having trouble pornography. after nearly one yearlong investigation, they found him living with his mother in germantown. they did not alert the parents whose children rode on his boss. >> -- on his bus. >> that's ridiculous. >> he drove for lakeland is park middle school, brownstation, poolesvile and quince orchard. it is cool spokesper
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Mar 2, 2011 11:35pm EST
uses as his catch phrase on the twitter page he started yesterday. and is already gained over 1 million twitter followers -- >> we actually shut down the server. that was pretty exciting. i had 100,000 in the first hour. >> reporter: he seems to be totally focused on the media is this typical of an addict? >> we have to understand that charlie sheen is not like any regular addict that we know. he's riding high right now. i think more on a mania than anything else. >> reporter: when i sat down with sheen this weekend, he seemed to be enjoying his role as dad. you seem to be the primary care giver right now to the boys. >> today i am. tomorrow she might be. everything's cool. there's enough love and help to go around for everybody. >> reporter: in those court papers, mueller says sheen had not seen the children for close to a year before he took them. he had this to say to us about mueller, currently in outpatient rehab. she around enough for the boys? >> i can't answer for somebody who is not here. then it's my opinion. yeah, i mean, call her. her thing is full. we can call her. >> repor
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Mar 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
royal possibly 1-3 inches of snow. for us, nothing like that. the moisture is just beginning to approach, across kentucky and tennessee. we will not see the first snowflakes until about midnight tonight. we will talk about the exact snow totals for the district and what we can expect for the upcoming week. i promise that we will look for warmer temperatures on the way. pamela? bu>>> the other top story, the death of a trailblazer. geraldine ferraro, the first woman to run for u.s. vice- president, died this morning at a boston hospital. >> geraldine ferraro made history in 1984 when she was chosen as walter mondale's running mate. >> this is not just a simple, it is a breakthrough. it is not just a statement it is a bond between women all over america. >> she was not only the first woman to represent a major party on the national ticket, she was also the first italian american to do so. best known for her political achievements both before and after politics, she had a long and noteworthy career in public service, starting as a new york city schoolteacher, earning a law degree from fordh
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Mar 26, 2011 11:00pm EDT
and west. this will move off to the south and east during the overnight keeping us on the northern edge of the storm. that means lesser amounts of snow for the district and points north and west, especially heading towards baltimore. coming up, the outlook for the day tomorrow and the extended forecast. we have mild air on the way and, yes, another chance of precipitation. >> another chance? >>> are storm watch coverage continues tonight with ben in alexandria. >> here we are once again talking about snow. we are at the van dorn street salt dome, where the trucks are lining up to get filled with assault for a long evening. through the day the region has been preparing taking necessary precautions. >> i think it is crazy. i am ready for warmer weather. >> snow crews prepared for battle saturday. 160 snow plows will deploy in the district. the city has asked residents to treat sidewalks but does not anticipate any closings. >> we had baseball practice this morning. it is wild. >> in maryland and virginia, workers. treated the roadways and will watch the storm over night. vdot will have 5
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
is not buying it. this 28-acre parcel has always been intended for educational use. and those impacted the most were not even given a voice. >> we ought to engage in conversation and come to this up front. not come to a conclusion in advance and tell residents what you're going to do. >> the biggest concern would be the traffic because there is so much traffic right now. >> county officials say they do plan to meet with residents, but not until the school board at hands over the plans. >> much of the east coast is cleaning up after another powerful snowstorm. parts of upstate new york got 30 inches of snow today. many areas are recording their highest snowfall on record. we were out of the scene of prince william county where you can see that van is stuck. the fire and rescue crews responded, but did not find anyone around. they believe it was just abandoned. it >> fortunately, lidge was isolated. wednesday night and thursday there may be more measurable rain. looking out live from our rooftop camera. the son said at -- the sunset add 7 of 6:00 p.m. a couple of rainfall totals for the stone --
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